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Greening Berlin

The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature

Jens Lachmund

Publication Year: 2013

How plant and animal species conservation became part of urban planning in Berlin, and how the science of ecology contributed to this change.

Published by: The MIT Press

Series: Inside Technology


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While researching and writing this book, I was first a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and later a member of the Department for Technology...

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In May of 2000, the German capital of Berlin witnessed the festive opening of a “ nature park ” at the...

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1. Traditions of Urban Greening

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Since the late nineteenth century, Berlin has witnessed continuous efforts to promote nature and greeneries in the city. This included not only the creation of parks, the planting...

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2. Ecology’s Natures

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pp. 47-88

In 1973 Herbert Sukopp published a programmatic article in which he pleaded for the recognition of the metropolis as an object of ecological research. In contrast to the widespread...

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3. The Emergence of a Policy: Ecologists and the Species Protection Program

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pp. 89-124

In December of 1978, the Abgeordnetenhaus approved a Nature Conservation Act, which obliged the Senate to develop a Landscape Program (Landschaftsprogramm) that would include...

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4. Building Communities, Forming Alliances

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pp. 125-160

The rise of ecological planning in Berlin was not only due to the dynamics of ecological knowledge production that the city had witnessed since the end of the war. It also reflected...

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5. Places in the Making: From Wastelands to Urban Nature Parks

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pp. 161-194

The Species Protection Program provided a blueprint for the reorganization of Berlin ’ s urban space on the basis of ecological knowledge. It was through more specific site-focused...

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6. From Conservation to Mitigation: The Management of Urban Encroachments into Nature

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pp. 195-220

Even if they were supported by broad alliances of activists, many of the conservation claims that ecologists had pushed forward in the Species Protection Program failed...

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pp. 221-236

Cognitive and social innovations in the field sciences have often been connected to specific places. One might think here of the Galapagos Islands and evolutionary...


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E-ISBN-13: 9780262312424
Print-ISBN-13: 9780262018593

Page Count: 336
Publication Year: 2013

Series Title: Inside Technology